Have you begun turning your home into a “smart home” yet? I have the pleasure of living with someone who is very invested in the world of smart home products, and he's always looking to try something new to make us lazier and lazier. Newsflash: it's working. We no longer get up to turn off the lights, we don't pull our phones out to play music and we don't even reach for the remote to turn the TV off. Continue Reading
If you're sitting at your laptop right now, I want you to look down at your keyboard. Get really close. Close enough so you can take a peek under the keys. Now look at the screen. Move from side to side to get different angles. How's it looking? If your computer is like mine was before I cleaned it, then you're probably noticing a bunch of greasy fingerprints mixed with crumbs from lunches past. Real talk: When was the last time you actually cleaned your laptop? Continue Reading
Heads up: this is not a post about how our family doesn’t watch TV. We are a busy family, like any other, but we do love to watch our favorite shows and sports. Instead, I want to share how our family manages to enjoy television with out spending a ton of money on cable TV service each month.
We decided to cut the cord nine years ago, and haven’t looked back. We’ve had to adapt our methods as networks and subscriptions have changed, but I don’t think we missed anything we have really wanted to watch. Continue Reading
In the spirit of the new year, we’re taking a look back at some of some favorites from the archives. Because old acquaintance should not be forgotten, we’re bringing some inspired projects back to mind. Today, take a look at a DIY photo booth that is sure to be a hit at any 2012 bash!
In the final days of our “Work_____” series, we thought it was only fair to give you a tour of the offices, studios, and desks of the folks that make Curbly happen. So, have a peek at the spaces where our articles are researched and written, photos shot and edited, mistakes made, things learned, and the DIY community built.
Name: Bruno Bornsztein
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
This one is not one of them. I’m more than a little embarrassed when it comes to Mr. Mod’s laptop bag/tech gear/briefcase (pictured above). It’s everything it shouldn’t be. It’s big, bulky and made from black nylon and has a company logo on it. No matter what, he’s just the kind of guy who gravitates to the giveaway bags. (I’m getting knots in my stomach admitting this dreadful secret.) Luckily, I stumbled upon a post on My Life Scoop that features 5 Manly Laptop Bags. Continue Reading
Instructable-r NoahW has got it right: “keyboard keys + push pins = awesome keyboard thumb tacks!”
Just grab an old QWERTY keyboard (on sale en masse at your local thrift store) and cut away the excess plastic, then drill out a cozy space for your pushpin, and hot glue it in.
So, Apple has apparently captured the technology to power their portable electronics with el sol. So states Inhabitat: “Apple just filed a patent to infuse their hand-helds and computers with a thin film of solar
cells, paving the way for a new generation of gadgets with battery life
boosted by the sun. The patent approaches the prospect from every
angle, with schematics to stack photovoltaic cells beneath the entire
surface of their portables – including the screen!”